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Need help! If there is time left on the timer and I open the dryer door, the dryer tumbler stops as it should. BUT, my dryer heating element stays on and never turns off unless I unplug the dryer or turn the timer to off. (I guess it's the element...the dryer cabinet is VERY hot to the touch and the ''orange glow'' at the back inside of the dryer still glows after the dryer door is open...again, unless the timer is turned to off or the dryer is unplugged.) Is the problem my dryer element or timer...and how do I make the repair?

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HNi, Your heating element has shorted out against the metal. Get me a model# and I can get you through this.

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Either the centrifugal switch on the drive motor is stuck in the ON position or the heating element is broken and shorted out on the heater canister.
You did not post a model number.
Therefore I can not assist in accessing these parts.
All dryers are made differently.
Appliance model numbers are a must.

Posted on Aug 14, 2010

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Need help! If there is time left on the timer and I open the dryer door, the dryer tumbler stops as it should. BUT, my dryer heating element stays on and never turns off unless I unplug the dryer or turn...


Either the centrifugal switch on the drive motor is stuck in the ON position or the heating element is broken and shorted out on the heater canister.
You did not post a model number.
Therefore I can not assist in accessing these parts.
All dryers are made differently.
Appliance model numbers are a must.

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Below is a link that will help you with parts and diagnostic procedures that are specifically tuned to your manufacturers data plate information.
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx

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